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"It is the use of one's occupation for personal enrichment through the deliberate misuse or misapplication of the employing organization's resources or assets."
Reporting fraud, waste and abuse is the right thing to do!
We strive to promote a culture of integrity, accountability, and transparency throughout the City of Albuquerque in order to safeguard and preserve the public trust.
The Office of Inspector General will accomplish this mission by preventing, detecting, deterring and investigating fraud, waste and abuse, and promoting the efficiency and effectiveness in the programs and operations of the City of Albuquerque
What to Know
Learn more about fraud.
What is a Fraud?
Any knowing deception designed to unlawfully deprive a governmental agency of something of value or to secure a benefit, privilege, allowance, or consideration to which an individual is not entitled. Such practice include, but are not limited to offer, payment, or acceptance of bribes or gratuities; making false statements; submitting false claims; falsifying records; arranging for secret profits, kickbacks, or commissions; and conspiring to use any of these devices. The term also includes conflict of interest cases and criminal activity.
What is Waste?
The extravagant, careless, or needless expenditure of Government funds, or the consumption of government property that results from deficient practices, systems, controls, or decisions.
What is Abuse?
The intentional or improper use of Governmental resources, such as; misuse of position and authority, or the misuse of tools, vehicles, or office equipment.
On May 4, 2012, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) was contacted by Tige Watson, Deputy Chief with the Albuquerque Fire Department (AFD), regarding the possible misuse of fuel cards by an AFD mechanic.
On March 23, 2012, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) was contacted by Risk Manager, Peter Ennen, regarding a City bus collision that occurred on March 21, 2012.
On or about March 1, 2012, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) was contacted by Peter Ennen, Risk Management regarding some issues concerning a Department of Senior Affairs (DSA) employee, which involved case management issues and possible falsification of documents contained in his cases.
Request for Investigation into the expenditures and actions of the Director of the Albuquerque Housing Authority (AHA)
On March 8, 2012, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) was contacted by a City Treasury Supervisor regarding a discrepancy in a Water Utility Authority bill.